Social Media

Rob Kardashian Apologizes to Blac Chyna and Dream for Social Media Meltdown, Says He’s Seeking Help

by Antoinette Bueno – Entertainment Tonight Rob Kardashian is taking a step back after claiming his fiancee, Blac Chyna, left him over the weekend and took their daughter, Dream, with her. The 29-year-old reality star apologized on Monday for his now deleted social media posts, and said that he was in an “emotional bad place.” He also had nothing but ... Read More »

Orlando shooting relatives sue social media giants

Image copyrightDANIEL MUNOZ/GETTY The families of three men who were killed in the Orlando nightclub massacre have filed a lawsuit against Facebook, Twitter and Google (YouTube) alleging that the firms provided “material support” to the so-called Islamic State. In their lawsuit, relatives of Juan Ramon Guerrero Tevin Crosby, Javier Jorge-Reyes and Juan Ramon Guerrrero, assert that the user-generated platforms aided ... Read More »

CES 2017: Every CNET social media account you need to follow

We’re living at CES 2017 so you don’t have to. And that means that if you want a firsthand look at everything in and around the conference, you should check out one of the many, many social media platforms we’ll be posting, tweeting and broadcasting on. First off, you can always like us on Facebook to keep tabs on the ... Read More »

Kidnap victim Denise Huskins, once accused of hoax, fends off social media attack

An undated photo released by the Vallejo Police Department shows Denise Huskins. (File photo courtesy of the Vallejo Police Department) By KEITH SHARON / STAFF WRITER FACEBOOK TWITTER EMAIL COMMENTS PRINT SEND PDF She was kidnapped, beaten, stuffed in the trunk of a car and called a liar by police before she was vindicated. Now, Denise Huskins is describing in ... Read More »

Strangers, Supporters, Family React to Trevon Johnson’s Death on Social Media

When 17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot multiple times and killed by a DuPage County deputy late Sunday night near Villa Park, it didn’t go unnoticed by the national community. Some upset citizens took to social media to express their feelings about Johnson’s death, no matter what those feelings were. Take a look at a handful of public posts: Get free ... Read More »

Wolff: Social media, celebrity deaths and debating greatness

(Photo: PAUL BUCK, EPA) 25CONNECTTWEET 4LINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMORE Social media seems to best express itself in unctuous banalities, angry politics, and in celebrity deaths. Last week the supporting actress, minor wit, and hard-living Hollywood denizen, Carrie Fisher, died at 60 of natural causes and was immediately hailed across social media as a major American talent and national model of pluck and fortitude. ... Read More »

I’m quitting social media this New Year – here’s why

I’m quitting social media. The HORROR. Whoa, whoa there: I’m not about setting unrealistic goals so I’m still allowing myself the occasional browse (capped at 10 minutes) but strictly no posting. Now, I’m not the *biggest* ‘poster’ ever anyway, maybe once or twice a week on Instagram and Facebook, but I’ve started using Instagram Stories daily and my browsing is ... Read More »

Social media seems to be widening the social chasm

[Photo/IC] An old friend, a retiree, is so concerned about An old friend, a retiree, is so concerned about public affairs that he keeps re-transmitting stories, essays, even hearsays, on a lot of things to his WeChat contacts. What is surprising is that he had never seemed interested in many of the things in the past.that he keeps re-transmitting stories, ... Read More »

Mariah New Year’s meltdown tops social media

Mariah Carey‘s New Year’s Eve snafu had people talking on social media last week. ABC’s “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest” generated 3.80 million social interactions across Facebook and Twitter, according to Nielsen, easily No. 1 among entertainment series and specials for the week ended Jan. 1. That was roughly 3.5 million interactions more than USA’s “WWE ... Read More »

A Wendy’s tweet just went viral for all the wrong reasons

Wendy’s learned the hard way on Wednesday that you can go from top of the world to bottom of the barrel with just one tweet. After gaining praise from social media users on Monday for “owning” a troll on Twitter, the burger chain fell from grace after posting a Pepe the Frog meme in response to a customer. The image, ... Read More »